Artists and Autocrats: An Exhibition by Colin Dodd
The Koger Center for the Arts presents Artists and Autocrats by Colin Dodd. The exhibition will be in the Upstairs Gallery at the Koger Center for the Arts from April 4 to July 2, 2023. The opening reception will be on April 12, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free, as is the exhibit itself.
Western Liberal Democracy has nurtured freedom of expression and an environment in which artists have been able to create without fear of persecution for their ideas. In contrast, artists in states ruled by autocrats and dictators have consistently (throughout the twentieth and into this century) had to fear for their very existence because their ideas did not align with those of the ruling authority…absolute power cannot be challenged under any circumstances.